Aaaah… I’m so excited to finally be sharing this party with you! Ya’ll might not be as excited about it as I was… but it was a Raggedy Ann Party and I got to make a cake, cupcakes and a smash cake!!
Does my love for Raggedy Ann age me? I hope not! I loved Raggedy Ann and Andy as a young girl and she’s one of those characters I wouldn’t mind seeing make a comeback!
Anywho… so let’s talk about these sweets! First up… the cake! I used this cake I found on Flickr to inspire my design.
But I needed more cake than that, so I baked 6″ and 8″ round cakes and made a tiered cake.
I loved the lettering and the “1” on that cake, so I did something similar here – the stripes a reflection of Raggedy Ann’s tights and the stitching was just such a fun details for a “rag” doll cake.
I added a ruffled skirt and the the red flowers to match Raggedy Ann’s dress and bloomers a little more! All the flowers on the cakes and cupcakes were done using the flower punch from the Wilton Gum Paste flowers set.
Oh and the “1”… you can see some details of how I make number toppers here, but for this one, I mixed tylose into the homemade marshmallow fondant then let it dry for a couple of days. Once it was hard, I used a food marker to draw on the stitching!
For the smash cake – it had to be a Raggedy Ann face. I made a single layer 8″ round cake (a little larger than my normal smash cake), but I just needed a little more room for her doll face! It was all vanilla buttercream except for the flowers, eyes, nose, and lips!
And then there were the cupcakes… I teased you with those over on Facebook and nobody guessed the theme!
As I mentioned earlier, I used a flower punch (the medium size one I think) from the Wilton Gum Paste flowers set to make all the red flowers. They were really easy but I loved the way they blended into the theme – matching Raggedy Ann’s dress. They were done with Satin Ice Red fondant.
I had a few extra vanilla cupcakes that I ended up covering in buttercream ruffles. These were extras, but I thought they were cute too!
And that’s it! I have about a million other pictures that I took of these cakes and cupcakes, but I’d hate to go overboard and bore you 😉
Did I miss any details that you’d like to know about? I love to hear from readers so leave a comment or question and you’ll just make my day!